At last we have runners again, three at Newcastle and it was great to be back on the track after two months of horses being under the weather. Rinnagree Rosie and her sister Silverton were both running in the two and a half mile handicap hurdle. Silverton, who won the best turned out award was ridden by Megan Carbery jumped and travelled really well up with the leaders until turning for home when lack of race fitness began to show but she kept on to finish in fourth place – she will be back over fences again next time out.
Rinnagree Rosie ridden by Grant Cockburn as always jumped really efficiently and in her usual running style began to stay on stoutly over the final couple of furlongs and although the leader was beginning to idle infront as she got upsides him he just pulled out enough to win, she was such a gallant second place.
Cadore ridden by Adam Nicol ran in the two mile handicap hurdle and travelled and jumped really well, making eye catching progress until just finding he didn’t have the speed of some of the others at the finish but he race a great race to finish in sixth place.
It was fantastic to see the horses back to health and running so well again after a hugely frustrating period, let’s hope we can keep it up!!